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April 26, 2005

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Changes should be made to the WIC nutrition assistance program to encourage participants to consume more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, as well as to promote breast-feeding and other goals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. If implemented, these revisions would be the most substantial changes to the mix of foods offered through WIC since the supplemental nutrition program was launched in 1974.

Suzanne P. Murphy, Ph.D., R.D. (chair), Research Professor and Director, Nutrition Support Shared Resource, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.